August 4th, 2021

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  • Subaru Crosstrek a fantastic crossover

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com l Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Since it was first introduced, the Subaru Crosstrek has been one of my favourite small crossovers. And for 2021, this popular choice among buyers and reviewers is even better. The Crosstrek, in Subaru-speak, has been “re-engineered” for the 2021 model year and the improvements make an already great [...] Read More »

    2 months ago
  • Spiritual Care Team providing care for the soul

    These days we regularly see TV footage of health care professionals in hospitals. Yet barely visible is a vital group who provide care for the soul. They are the Spiritual Care Team. At the Chinook Regional Hospital, I met Roman Catholic Spiritual Care Coordinator Annella Wehlage, who introduced me to Spiritual Health Practitioner John Moerman, [...] Read More »

    3 months ago
  • Modern-day example of the Good Samaritan

    It was a chilly February morning in 2001 when my father left the mall after his routine walk to drive to the curling rink to meet the rest of his retired buddies. With known heart problems, he must have sensed something amiss, and quickly and haphazardly pulled into the first pull-out he came upon. Immediately [...] Read More »

    4 months ago
  • Small businesses getting help; Schweitzer

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Small businesses in Alberta are being offered a helping hand. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hinder small businesses, the province is offering supports to help owners through a tough time with additional pandemic support through a new financial relief program, the Enhanced COVID-19 Business Benefit, beginning in April. The Enhanced COVID-19 Business Benefit provides [...] Read More »

    5 months ago
  • Blood Tribe members want election reform

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Blood Tribe members are calling for the reform of the current electoral system after about 300 people were not allowed to vote in the municipal election at the Lethbridge polling station back in November. A separate problem happened in Calgary when the location of the vote was changed the day [...] Read More »

    5 months ago

Local News

  • Man charged in string of break and enters to return to court next week

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com A man charged after a string of break and enters at two north Lethbridge storage facilities will be returning to court on Aug. 10. Matthew Gajda, 31, of no fixed address in Lethbridge, is charged with several offences including break and enter and possession of break and enter tools after it is alleged [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Gov’t looking to support drought-stricken farmers, opposition says too little too late

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Government of Alberta says it is taking action to help drought-hit ranchers, but NDP Opposition members say these actions are too little too late. According to a release from the Government of Alberta and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry the province is taking action on several fronts, including doubling the low [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Grasshopper forecast grim for next season if conditions hold steady

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com This year’s grasshopper outbreak in the Lethbridge area might be here for another year, and may even grow worse, unless weather conditions next year substantially differ from this year, says Dan Johnson, a world-leading grasshopper authority who now teaches at the University of Lethbridge. “In this case, they were set up for this [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Former Vauxhall Jet takes flight with Toronto Blue Jays

    Dale Woodard – Lethbridge Herald Damiano Palmegiani’s baseball career has taken the next step. Some of the first steps took place in his time with the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball Jets and a quick stint with the Lethbridge Bulls. The 21-year-old third baseman from Surrey B.C. was drafted by his home country Toronto Blue Jays [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Woman killed in pedestrian collision

    A woman has died as the result of a pedestrian motor vehicle collision on Monday morning. Lethbridge police responded to the collision shortly after 10 a.m. near 12 Ave. South along Mayor Magrath Drive. Police say a southbound truck struck a female pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to the Chinook Regional Hospital where she later [...] Read More »

    20 hours ago

National News

Provincial News

  • Man dead, another injured after break-in at home in central Alberta: RCMP

    RED DEER, Alta. – Mounties say one man is dead and another has life-threatening injuries after officers responded to a break-in at a home in central Alberta. Blackfalds RCMP say in a news release that when officers got to the home Monday in Red Deer they found a man with a gunshot wound. He was [...] Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Tree planter dies after bear attack in northern Alberta

    SWAN HILLS, Alta. – RCMP in Alberta say a 26-year-old tree planter has died after being attacked by a bear. Spokesman Cpl. Troy Savinkoff says police were called on Saturday afternoon about the attack, which he says happened in a remote location northwest of Swan Hills. Savinkoff says the woman was flown by a private [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • RCMP say competitor in Ironman is dead after volunteers pulled him from the water

    CALGARY – RCMP say a competitor in an Ironman triathlon west of Calgary has died. Police say they received a complaint of a drowning at Harmony Lake in Rocky View County on Sunday morning. They say a 47-year-old Ontario man was located by Ironman race volunteers in the water. The volunteers pulled him out, began [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Appeal Court convicts Calgary man who attacked woman while he was high on mushrooms

    CALGARY – Alberta’s Appeal Court has ordered a Calgary man be convicted for breaking into a professor’s house and assaulting her while he was naked and high on magic mushrooms. Last year, a judge found Matthew Brown not guilty of two counts of break and enter — one with the intent to commit aggravated assault [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • UCP backbencher fined $15K by Elections Alberta for funding violations

    EDMONTON – A United Conservative backbencher has been fined $15,000 by Elections Alberta for a variety of offences including filing false financial statements. Devinder Toor, the legislature member for Calgary Falconridge, was penalized for fundraising and spending infractions both as a candidate for the party nomination and well as in the 2019 election. The 10 [...] Read More »

    7 days ago

World News

  • Israel fires back after 3 rockets launched from Lebanon

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) – Three rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israeli territory Wednesday and the army fired back, Israel’s military said. There was no immediate information on damages or casualties. The announcement came after sirens sounded in northern Israel warning of a possible rocket attack from Lebanon. Two rockets landed inside Israeli territory, [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Israeli army says it fires back after 3 rockets from Lebanon

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) – Three rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israeli territory and the army fired back, the military said. There was no immediate information on damage or injuries. The announcement came after sirens sounded in northern Israel on Wednesday warning of a possible rocket attack from Lebanon and television reports say Israel [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Sirens sound in northern Israel from possible rocket attack

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) – Sirens sounded in northern Israel on Wednesday warning of a possible rocket attack from Lebanon and television reports say Israel is firing back. Channel 12 reported that one rocket exploded in an open area and another was intercepted by Israel’s defense system, known as the Iron Dome. The army was [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • British navy group: Hijackers have left vessel off UAE coast

    FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) – The British navy says the hijackers who boarded a vessel off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman have left the targeted ship, without elaborating. The notice on Wednesday came after the British military’s United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations warned of a “potential hijack” [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Trump-backed Carey, centrist Brown win Ohio US House races

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Mike Carey, a coal lobbyist backed by former President Donald Trump, won a Republican primary Tuesday for an open U.S. House seat in central Ohio that tested Trump’s status as kingmaker. While centrist County Councilwoman Shontel Brown held off progressive Nina Turner in the race for the other open seat. The [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago